Deck the Halls!

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I LOVE decorating for Christmas (hate putting it away, but that is another post for another time).  When I saw this Season of Whimsy stamp set (2017 Holiday Catalog, host only stamp set), I KNEW I had to have it.  And, as a host only set, I had to strategically plan how I was gonna be able to earn it.  Hee Hee….

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These ornaments are SO fun.  And they work perfectly for the watercolor wash look that is so popular right now (And, SO easy to do, because it doesn’t have to be perfect at all.

I chose traditional Christmas colors here (old olive and real red) and used crumb cake paper backing.  It’s fast and simple.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season.  I hope you get to spend time making things (gifts, cookies, Christmas cards…).  These are the most fun times!

If you enjoy being creative and would like to make your own calendar, this year, I have something new for you: The PDFs of these calendars!  It will look exactly like the calendar above (same fonts) but will be 2019.  For $5 you can get the files (calendar, cover page, and cutting instructions) and make as many calendars as you would like!  These make PERFECT gifts for family, friends, co-workers.  The easels are available in many craft and hobby stores.  They fit perfectly in the Stampin’ UP! clear card boxes and make a gorgeous gift.  Fill out the form below and I will email you an invoice through square.  Once paid, I will email you the files!

When you make your pages, upload to instagram and tag @hanniejoyandco so we can see your beautiful creations!

Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!

TO ORDER AN EASEL CALENDAR:

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Painted Harvest

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Happy November!  We are officially embarking on the holiday season journey and I can’t think of a better way than to have a calendar page with this beautiful sunflower turned harvest flower stamp set!  I love this Painted Harvest set.  You can completely change the look with with whatever ink you choose.  Pastels make it very springy.  Brights are perfect for joyful celebrations.

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Here, I chose soft suede as the petal ink and crushed curry for the center.  It is a super fast but beautiful stamp.  This set is so versatile.  If you don’t already have it in your collection, you should snatch it up.  Luckily, it is still a current set in the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up Idea Book and Catalog.

Take some time this month to pause and enjoy the holidays.  I am so thankful for so many blessings.  And, I am thankful that I have the opportunity to be creative.  That brings me so much joy.

If you enjoy being creative and would like to make your own calendar, this year, I have something new for you: The PDFs of these calendars!  It will look exactly like the calendar above (same fonts) but will be 2019.  For $5 you can get the files (calendar, cover page, and cutting instructions) and make as many calendars as you would like!  These make PERFECT gifts for family, friends, co-workers.  The easels are available in many craft and hobby stores.  They fit perfectly in the Stampin’ UP! clear card boxes and make a gorgeous gift.  Fill out the form below and I will email you an invoice through square.  Once paid, I will email you the files!

When you make your pages, upload to instagram and tag @hanniejoyandco so we can see your beautiful creations!

Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!

TO ORDER AN EASEL CALENDAR:

 

 

 

Pick a Pumpkin!

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I LOVE all things fall. And at the risk of sounding like I have jumped on the “all things pumpkin spice bandwagon”, I do love pumpkins. (Don’t care for pumpkin spice so much though… ) Anyway, I’ve ALWAYS loved fall and miss it SO MUCH now that I live here in the islands… So, we try to MAKE it look like fall to try to trick my mind to thinking it is actually getting cooler…

So, it is with this in mind that I made this October calendar page! I used the Pick a Pumpkin bundle from the 2017 Holiday catalog (sorry, it’s now retired). But, I do love the pumpkins. And the fact that the face on the pumpkin can be optional. The coordinating framelits have so many wonderful stems and pieces to go with! I just love mixing them together.

I used pumpkin pie (of course) and cajun craze for inks. This set makes such happy little jack-o-lanterns!

If you’d like to make your own DIY Easel Calendar, this year I have the PDF available. It includes the 12 months of 2019, a 2019 cover page, and cutting instructions. The formatting and fonts are the same as this year’s calendar. The calendars are quick to stamp since the format is 3 1/2″ square, making them ideal gifts. The easels are available online as well as in most brick-and-mortar craft stores, and an easel plus calendar pages fit perfectly in the Stampin’ Up! Acetate Card Boxes.

Cost for the PDF is $5. Fill out the form below and I’ll send you an invoice via Square, and once you’ve paid I’ll email your PDF. You don’t need an account to pay via Square. It’s easy as can be!

Just a note…this is the honor system. $5 is a very reasonable price for this PDF, and there are no limitations on your personal use. If your friends admire your calendars, please direct them to this post to purchase their own PDF. It would be easy to forward the PDF, but it’s not right.

When you make your pages, upload to instagram and tag @hanniejoyandco so we can see your beautiful creations!

Head over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!

TO ORDER AN EASEL CALENDAR:

Playing with Shapes

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So!  Happy September!  I can’t believe this has come around so fast!  This calendar page is one of my favorites.  When the Holiday Catalog came out last fall, there was a stamp set called “Cheers to the Year” (now retired) that was meant for New Year’s.  Images of sparklers and wreaths for the holidays…  but, I LOVED the shapes.  The two different (what were supposed to be wreaths) circles had fabulous ‘texture’ and I really enjoyed putting them together to make some fun geometric patterns.

So, you can see here, the colors are light enough that they can be stamped over the text in the calendar and it still works.  The colors I used were Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, and Lemon Lime twist.  The picture lighting isn’t the best but the cardstock is navy as well.

Happy September to you!  Head on over to see what Anne and Cheryl have for you!

 

I AM FAMOUS.

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Well. Not really. I know someone who is going to be famous. So that’s almost the same, right?

So. My husband’s Aunty just wrote a book. And it’s going to be published FRIDAY!

SO exciting!

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And. I got to read it. Before it was published. I will let the implied neener-neener pass because she said I can tell you a little bit about it.

It’s a story of how Eileen has come to see purpose, healing, and faith during some of the most difficult times in her life. From terrible tragedy, an unexpected pregnancy, to a child with special needs, and the dreaded CANCER diagnosis, Eileen has detailed how each step of the journey has created a deeper faith and trust in her Creator.

One theme that rings out through the entire book is summed up in one line that Eileen recalls her mother saying, “God will teach us things through this we can learn no other way” (Kusakabe, 55). And this seems to me to be the most resounding message and had even made me see things through different lenses. Heartache and tragedy isn’t in any way diminished by what we learn from it, but it becomes meaningful and valuable if we step back and figure out what God wants to teach us through it. This book does a powerful and beautiful job wrestling with that concept through each of these heartaches.

I appreciate the raw emotion, wisdom, and experience that Eileen has shared through the book and feel that you will be encouraged by the read. I hope you will consider picking up a copy. You can get a copy here, or you can join us on Friday (7/27/18) at the Maui Barnes and Noble and from 2-4 p.m. and pick up a copy, (THEY WILL BE 20% OFF) meet Eileen, AND GET IT SIGNED. She will probably sign it for you as well 🙂

Who wants a free Clutch?

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So, we are back from our yearly pilgrimage to the Homeland and I have come back with lots of goodies with which to make all the things. It’s so exciting.  And while making clutches isn’t new for me, Sunkissed Wahine in Kihei has just started carrying them!  Head over to my Instagram page @hanniejoyandco to check out how you can win one of these!  And, sray tuned for new designs and patterns!

 

Sunny Sunflowers!

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I never miss a chance to stamp a sunflower. It’s one of my favorite flowers (and the state flower of my Homeland…)

Anyway, as you may notice, there is no stampin’ here… We’re getting off easy. Just a punch and a couple turns of the big shot handle and you have instant sunflower!

Hope you have a sunny and wonderful July!

Go see what Anne and Cheryl have for you